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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

11:00 am - 4:00 pm              Registration

10:30 am - 12:00 pm           VAMPO Board of Directors Meeting
                                                
(for VAMPO Board members, MPO staff, and partner agencies)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm             Conference Opening/Welcome/Lunch with Keynote Speaker
                                                
John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm               Session IVirginia Tech Housing and Economic Development Study
                                                 
Melissa (Mel) Jones, Research Associate, Center for Housing Research, Virginia Tech

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm                Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm                Session II – Perspectives on Broadband in the Commonwealth
                                                  
Wayne Strickland, Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
                                                 
Elaine Meil, Executive Director, Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
                                                  
Ben Davenport, Councilmember At Large, Virginia Beach City Council

4:30 pm                                   Announcements/Sessions End for the Day

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                VAPDC Summer Confe ence Dinner Reception
                                                  
Admiral’s Cabin and Veranda, Battleship Wisconsin

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

8:00 am - 2:00 pm                Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am            Session IIIThe Future of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles
                                                
John Martin, CEO and Managing Partner, The Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc. (SIR)

10:00 am – 10:15 am          Break

10:15 am – 11:15 am          Session IV – Public Health: Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic in Virginia
                                                 
Tim Coyne, Public Defender, City of Winchester, Virginia

11:15 am – 12:00 pm          VAPDC Business Meeting/Election of Officers and Directors

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm             Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Perspectives on 2017 Elections
                                                 
Robert Holsworth, Partner, DecideSmart

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm               Session V – Federal and State Perspectives
                                                 
Joe McKinney, President, National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
                                                 
Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
                                                 
Bill Shelton, Director, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm               Session VI: Lightning Round Show and Tell—Innovations in PDCs/RCs
                                                 
Facilitated by: Bill Shelton, Director, Virginia Department of Housing and Community
                                                 Development

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm               Reception

6:00 pm                                  Dinner on your Own